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Cross of Revolutionary Merit, second period (Cruz al Merito Revolucionario, 2º Periodo), 1913-1914
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Cross of Revolutionary Merit, second period (Cruz al Merito Revolucionario, 2º Periodo), 1913-1914
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Deep blue enamel Maltese cross decussate with gilt ball-tipped finials, with gilt rays between the arms, with eyelet and gilt bar for ribbon suspension; the face with a circular central red enamel medallion inscribed ‘2º’ and circumscribed ‘1913 1914 PERIODO’ within a gilt border, an outer ring inscribed ‘MERITO – REVOLUCIONARIO’; the reverse with a circular central medallion inscribed ‘CREADA POR DECRETO / No 659 / Y / CONCEDIDA POR / MERITOS REVOLUCIONARIOS’ (created for Decree No 659 and awarded for revolutionary merit) within a laurel border; a chip to the blue enamel of the tip of the upper branch of the lower right arm, age discolouration and slight wear to the gilding; on original faded ribbon with plain gilt top bar mounted for wear. The Cross was instituted by Presidential decree of 5 October 1939 to be awarded for outstanding merit in the revolutionary war against the government headed by Victoriano Huerta between 20 February 1913 and 15 August 1914.

 
Cross of Revolutionary Merit, second period (Cruz al Merito Revolucionario, 2º Periodo), 1913-1914
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Cross of Revolutionary Merit, second period (Cruz al Merito Revolucionario, 2º Periodo), 1913-1914
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Cross of Revolutionary Merit, second period (Cruz al Merito Revolucionario, 2º Periodo), 1913-1914
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Cross of Revolutionary Merit, second period (Cruz al Merito Revolucionario, 2º Periodo), 1913-1914
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Cross of Revolutionary Merit, second period (Cruz al Merito Revolucionario, 2º Periodo), 1913-1914
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Cross of Revolutionary Merit, second period (Cruz al Merito Revolucionario, 2º Periodo), 1913-1914
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